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    January 8, 2013
    11:00 - 11:35pm PST  

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the coast guard said the bar pilot and key crew members all passed the alcohol test and drug test results are pending. while the coast guard continues to gagger information, maritime experts say confusion on a ship's bridge can cause an accident. >> california law requires the ship to carry a pilot who is basically in command of the vessel. >> experienced mariner was the bar pilot in charge of the overseas when it hit a fender on the bay bridge monday. the coast guard said the vessel traffic service warned the ship moments before the accident. they won't reveal what was said even with a warning, maritime lawyer john hillsman said there can be confusion when a pilot and crew are working together. >> there can be communication problems. there can also be problems with leading the instrumentation. >> with light, sounds and charts
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and gps to consider, there is room for error. when they hit the bridge in 2007, investigators determined they misread the radar and headed straight for a tower. >> they mistook the reflector that indicated a bridge tower for the radar reflector indicating the middle of the bridge. >> it filled more than 50,000 gallons of ail into the bay. after that disaster, the harbor safety committee adopted new reduced visibility rules. ships are not allowed to move in nine critical maneuvering areas if visibility is less than a half mile. when the overseas hit the bridge, visibility was a quarter of a mile. the committee members say the accident exposes a gap in the harbor safety plan. >> the shipping channel from the bay bridge is covered by the visibility restrictions. it looks like maybe the bay bridge is not part of the restrictions. >> they said the bay bridge
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should be listed as a maneuvering area, a change she plans to bring to the commission. the ntsb and coast quarter are investigating the accident and the coast guard said the interviews are complete and the ship is not going anywhere. it has not been cleared to leave port. live on treasure island, nbc bay area news. >> new at 11:00, if you are east of the 101-880 interchange, you probably saw the heavy black smoke. firefighters rushed to a house where a detached garage went up in flame before 7:30 this evening. first reports indicated there might have been people trapped inside, however firefighters said the garage was unoccupied and thankfully no one was hurt. one neighbor said it was a meth lab and they said they found no traces of any illegal activity. the fire grew quickly. >> trying to safety vehicles and the poor guy was there and fire
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was probably ten feet from the station and trying to hose it down. >> firefighters say the garage, a corvette inside and two cars and a boat outside are all at a total loss. no word on how the fire started. >> it wasn't a code blue, but a code dry that had a bay area hospital scrambling this evening. a massive plumbing problem had the hospital running with a limited water supply, forceing it to canal some surgery. nurses at odds with hospital management say it's not the only shortage they are forced to deal with. george kiriyama is live with more on the story. george? >> reporter: jessica, the water is back on here at alta, but the hospital had to do without. we are learning elective surgeries have been postponed for at least 24 hours as the hospital gets everything back in order. for more than four hours, alta
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base summit medical center of a water emergency. >> that are is a big danger to our patients. >> smik say long time rn here. having no water or a limited supply is a dangerous situation. we require to you wash with soap and water. >> they are putting it in the red bags and it's not going to be good. there going to be repercussions in the future. >> the support issued a code dry alert. no one but urgent care had access. the alta base summit released this statement. at all times we had clean, clear safe water access for patients. they said it was a sort of a pipe blockage that caused the water to back up. >> we think they should have been had plans in place in case something like this happened. obviously they did not. >> alta base said if there was
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no water for a greater period of time, they would receive supplies from another source. a militant said tonight's incident is one of a host of alarming problems in the last few years. >> there was a lot of supplies that were not being provided with at this hospital. those things i think are accumulation of the things over the years causing problems at the hospital. >> it's frustrating to see we are advocating for the patient safety and we come into work and sometimes don't have the tools to work with here. >> and it's important to note that nurses have been in a long standing dispute. the sticking points cuts the benefits and sick leave. we are live in oakland, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. also in oakland, a gold rush at the oakland museum of
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california. police are searching for a stolen artifact worth $800,000. thieves broke in yesterday and made off with the gold rush era quartz and gold box depicting early california. it is closed on monday as is traditional for mu seems. it's the second break in in receipt months. back in november thieves made off with gold nuggets and other artifacts. they read the receipt break in is a loss not only to the museum, but the community and the objects convey the heritage and the stories of the people. >> they're took matters into their own hands. police investigating burglary cases in which the would be victims double as crime fighters. in one case the intruder ended up dead. both happened during the day in the east bay city. one on lehman and the other on canyon oaks circle. police say a homeowner confronted a man breaking into his home. he wrestled him to the ground
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and stand the suspect in the neck, killing him. the gun turned out to be fake. unclear whether the homeowner will face charges. four burglars broke into a home belong to the son of a supervisor. the suspects took off and the neighbors spotted them and called 911. they tracked three of the men down. as for the fourth, he was hiding in the garage. he held the suspect at gunpoint until cops arrived. >> i feel good. people work too hard to get what they have and i don't like to see it disappear. it's hard to keep it. >> police believe they recovered most of the stolen items. threw of the suspects are juveniles. >> shoring up the levy. crews will return to east palo alto to place thousands of sandbags along the creek. heavy rain led to flooding and several homes and businesses
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were damaged and there were dozens of evacuations. they declared a state of emergency. it comes as we expect rain showers and a drop in temperatures. let's bring in jeff ranieri from the weather center. rain and cold. >> we're have a lot happening across the bay area throughout 72 hours. let's get to the first part with the area of high pressure that brought us mid 60s and sunshine off to the south. here comes this brigitte blast. polar air that will bring in the coldest air of the season. temperatures could drop 20 degrees and a few isolated showers and extremely low snow levels. we won't see much moisture, but it could be enough to produce a light dusting of snow and at 1,000 feet or higher. skyline boulevard and highway 17 and mission peak back in the east bay. could see a light dusting of snow. we are also tracking as you mentioned the tides over the next three days.
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if you live by the coast or the bay, the water could rise 3 to six feet as we reach the high tide over the next three days. we will track more and have the seven-day forecast and what it looks like for the weekend. >> thanks. playing by new rules. still ahead at 11:00, a local family is torn apart and demands change from pg&e. what the utility is promising to do. >> it was that piece that created a barrier and nowy that are coming down. >> they're felt isolate and left out, but thanks to facebook, one community said it's now fitting in. >> the bay area supporters are claiming victory, but is a gay boy scott closer to receiving eagle scout status. the controversy between sexuality and the scout.
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>> rz as of tonight alyssa burns's death certificate will say pending. an autopsy was done on the petaluma teen today, but a
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family friend said that preliminary test results were inconclusive and it would be weeks before we know how she died. the 19-year-old got lost in south lake tahoe after leaving the music festival and was found dead in a snow bank days later. the family is asking friends and the public to wear pink to the memorial service. >> progress in a high profile story. a gay teen from the east bay has been recommended for the rank of eagle scout. there is a catch. last october he was denied eagle scout status by the troop leader because he is openly gay. his mother launched an online petition demanding fairness. his story gained attention when he was a guest on the talk show, right here on nbc bay area. there is word that a san francisco review board for the scouts unanimously approved
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ryan's promotion. his parents call it a huge victory, but the national organization is still denying the application. >> governor brown is opening up about the bout with prostate cancer, sharing a light moment with reporters. >> i'm ready and rearing to go and don't expect me to lead. >> the uber energetic 74 year eld said he is done with radiation and working a full schedule and plans to deliver his state of the state address as planned january 24th. >> don't under estimate the power of an emoticon. it may be a footnote for some, but for others it opens up a new world. that world is centered in menlo park at facebook. here's stephanie trung. >> communication connects us all, but the definition of the work depends on who you ask.
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34-year-old christina sounds like everyone else, but she struggles with communication all her life. >> i was born with a hearing loss. i can't hear anything. >> the spebl education teacher wears a hearing aid, but it wasn't enough to cancel out feelings of being left out. >> you often feel like that. sometimes you are not good enough and don't feel like you are part of the group. >> her life has changed the same way it has for sarah bride who is also deaf. >> these women say facebook opened up the world. not only quick access, but sharing memories through pictures and videos. >> you connect with them in a way you didn't previously have an opportunity to connect with them. >> then kaman opportunity they couldn't pass up. visiting the people that made it happen at facebook headquarters in menlo park. >> really, really changed my
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life. >> a life that before seemed to be cutoff by the world outside the deaf community. >> that's what i like about facebook. we are on the same playing field. we haven't had it before. >> a teacher to deaf children for more than 40 years, watching kids struggle with the disconnect was frustrating. >> these kids are smart. they have every opportunity, but there was that piece that created a barrier for them and the barriers are coming down. >> one barrier was trying to express the most basic emotion. >> they found people linked all my life. i had no idea about them. >> for many being deaf is not a handicap, just a different
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perspective. facebook helped to marry two worlds, quite distance and a big change, sarah's 13-year-old daughter noticed right away. >> she deaf so she was isolate and it's hard for everyone to communicate with her. now she is more happier because she has more friends. >> no translation necessary. their faces say it all. . >> at facebook headquarters, nbc bay area news. >> that was a happy face. >> horrible. >> my friends only send me the poopy faces. >> you definitely can. >> take it away. let's get a look at the doppler radar. it's a drawing that scans around. showers throughout the next 48 hours. nothing right now. the most immediate concern to weather into the morning will be the king tides that start to arrive throughout the morning hours across the bay area. the largest concern is at the
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coastline for cities right along the bay. two of the tides will be in san francisco and a to seven-foot rise and towards palo alto and redwood city and an increase at 10:04 that will be the high tide. numbers are dropping in quickly. 39 in concord and 42 in livermore and 43 in napa. let's go outside to the skycam ra network. it is crystal clear right now in downtown. you can see the haze across the middle of the screen. that will be moving out as air quality will be improving over the next couple of days. let's get a look. we have the storm track producing rainfall across washington and oregon and plenty of cold air trapped back into the pacific. this is going to arrive and fast over the next 48 to 72 hours. temperatures will likely drop some 10 to 20 degrees in the forecast. as we have been mentioning, showers coming our way. cloudy skies from the north to
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the south bay tomorrow morning and gradually throughout the day, just a slight chance of a shower. we will save our best chance throughout thursday. it's not even a lot of rainfall. a lot of the forecast models pushing just offshore. it's a very slim chance to get a shower on thursday morning. if we see anything at all, even trace amounts here across the bay area like it's projecting, we will likely have snow at very low levels, potentially down to 1,000 feet. that would include mission peak in the east bay and highway 17 throughout the santa cruz mountains and twin peaks in san francisco. couldn't get in on rain-snow mix if that moisture makes it your way. we will not see snow to the valley floor at sea level. the last time was february 26th of 2010. for the morning forecast, low to mid 30s and 33 in napa and 35 in santa rosa and 36 in livermore.
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a daytime high on wednesday should top out at 55. 53 in san jose and 55 in the almaden valley. on the three-day forecast, sunny weather back in as we head throughout saturday. let's get a look at sunday and monday. you will find dry weather in here with increasing cloud cover gradually throughout parts of sunday as well. very active next couple of days. not a lot of rain and if we get it again, snow could come down to about 1,000 feet and a light dusting. not going to need the sweater or anything, but if you want the snow, check it out. >> road trip up to the mountains. >> coming up, who gave you the flu? a new way to track who got you sick. ♪
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european. the council is moving forward on a pilot program for curbside cafes. current parking spots will be transformed to parks with tables and chairs and fountains to create an inviting atmosphere. parking spots can be hard to come by. >> i think it's a great concept here to downtown. it's certainly beautifying the streets and the fall businesses as well. >> the businesses who want the cafes need to build and maintain them. >> misery loves company so if you catch the flu, wouldn't it be nice to know who gave it to you? thanks to a facebook ap, that's a possibility. it's called help, i have the flu. it will track down suspects responsible for spreading the virus with a click of a button. it goes through profiles looking for posts with key words like flu or coughing it.
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scans for people who made multiple late night posts. the idea is sleep deprivation puts people at risk for getting sick. they are after you. >> not me. i won't get sick. >> a local football star arrested again. more trouble for him. ♪
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>> welcome back to nbc bay area. defense wins championships, but that doesn't mean the offense is off the hook. he is around the young quarterback to victory when they battle the packers. san francisco averaged 27 points in their last games. is he ready to play under the spotlight? >> they have a lot of different looks and things they can do. they are going to try to tell us turn overs and disrupt the offense. >> they are going to come in and
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play their hardest football. i say that because they know that they only get one shot. just like we know, you get one shot, if you lose, you go home. we have to play and i'm sure they are going to do those things. >> over to the silver and black, the linebacker was arrested in decatur, alabama for a window tint violation and a charge of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer. he later bonded out of jail and the second run in with the law in just over a year. . >> i gave a false name and my name was on the ticket. >> over to hockey where the fans are waiting to view the 2013 nhl schedule, reportedly the league is targeting and the training camps are slated to begin this weekend. the sharks forward was on
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chronicle live earlier today. eager to win for sharks fans. >> we have a sold out building and the fans will be everywhere. they missed out on a lot of hockey news and it's extra time for months. the most we can do is play hard on the ice and win for the fans and i think we can do that. throughout the league, the players will have more of a conscious effort to give back. >> tonight forget tomorrow's decision day for barry bonds. major league baseball will announce his 2013 hall of fame class. based on the stats, bonds should be in the hall of fame. the controversy over the steroid use could hurt the chances of getting in. about 600 baseball writers are allowed to vote. the players need 75% of the vote to be inducted into the hall.
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bonds, sammy sosa and pitcher roger clemens are candidates. >> roger? i should say raj. jessica this is going to be a tough decision. there could be drama. >> the compelling argument, but apparently a lot of insiders say they won't be close to bonds. thank you. >> roger and i will be right back. ♪
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>> it is something the sheriffs have in the police academy. he has to fend off a bull. it was caught on the did she cam. the florida sheriff's deputies said he was run down and knocked off boy a run away bull. he rolls up to the scene of a traffic accident with the bull loose and it hit him. the bull did not have horns and he was not seriously hurt. sadly the bull was put down for
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the public safety. >> all on video. amazing to see. >> thank you for joining us. hope to see you back here tomorrow. >> bye-bye. ♪
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>> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from the new movie "gangster squad," emma stone, from "1600 penn," josh gad, the music of the whigs, and "products for a better you," and now, jay leno! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions by vitac www.vitac.com ♪ >> jay: hi, folks. how are you? hello, dear.
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how are you doing? hi, everybody! thank you very much! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] thank you very much! welcome to "the tonight show." thank you, that's very kind. boy, here's something. this is like, the third time i've read this in the paper. according to several reports, a a lot of people think 2 2013 is going to be bad luck because it has the number 13 in it. you know what you call these people? notre dame fans. they're notre dame -- [ laughter and ohs ] that's what you call them. woo. congratulations to alabama, who beat notre dame last night, 42-14. [ cheers and applause ] i got -- come on. you got to admit, notre dame looked bad. and not just regular bad, that was philadelphia eagles bad. [ audience ohs ] that was bad. >> rickey: that's really bad.

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